• National Science Foundation (DBI-1561515, $499,856, 2016-2019). Co-PIs: Carol Spencer, Rauri Bowie, Jimmy McGuire. CSBR: Natural History: Addressing Critical Needs in the Ornithology and Herpetology Collections of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services ($147,095, 2015-2017). PI: Michael Nachman; Co-PI: Michelle Koo. Strategic Stewardship for Sustaining the Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Read our blog post.
  • Council for Library and Information Resources ($481,800, 2012-2015). Co-PI: Michelle Koo. Cataloging Hidden Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Increasing Integration and Accessibility for Interdisciplinary Research. Read our Archives blog.
  • National Science Foundation (DBI-1062193, $1,871,968 + $204,405 supplement, 2011-2015). Co-PI: Carol Spencer. ABI Development: Collaborative Research: VertNet, A New Model for Biodiversity Networks. Collaborative project with Colorado University, Tulane University, and University of Kansas.
  • National Science Foundation (DEB-0640859, $570,304, 2007-2011). Co-PIs: Craig Moritiz, Steven Beissinger, and Chris Conroy. The Grinnell Project: Using a Unique Historical Record to Document Responses of Mammals and Birds to 100 Years of Climate Change.
  • National Science Foundation (DBI-0646475, $490,929, 2007-2012). Co-PI: Rauri Bowie. Ornithological Collection Improvement Project (Phase I), Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
  • National Science Foundation (DBI-0345448, subcontract for collaborative proposal with University of Kansas and 29 other institutions, total budget $1.5M, MVZ budget $802,589, 2004-2010). PI: A. Townsend Peterson. ORNIS: A Community Effort to Build an Integrated, Distributed, Enriched, and Error-checked ORNithological Information System.
  • National Science Foundation (DBI-0237424, $300,000 + two REU supplements, 2003-2006). Co-PIs: Craig Moritz and Chris Conroy. The Digital Museum: Data Capture and Digitization of MVZ Ancillary Material.
  • National Science Foundation (DBI-9807832, $169,890 + REU supplement, 1998-2000. Co-PI: David B. Wake. Support for the tissue collection of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement
    Grant (DEB-9001120, $8500, 1990-1992. PI: Ned K. Johnson. A multidimensional analysis of geographic variation in the Plain Titmouse (Parus inornatus).
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MVZ field vehicle near Mount Lassen during the Grinnell Resurvey Project, 2006.

Featured image: MVZ field vehicle near Mount Lassen, California, 1930. Photograph by Benjamin F. Loomis (image #8869 from the Archives of the MVZ).  Grant funding is critical to preserving these historic archival materials.